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The Pantomime Awards judging begins

With pantomime season now in full swing, delighting audiences young and old (with many experiencing it for a magical first time), The UK Pantomime Association (UKPA)’s team of anonymousjudges is busy secretly sat amongst them, ready to shortlist the very best...

The Pantomime Awards 2024 Venues Announced

The UK Pantomime Association are excited to announce the venues that have signed up to take part in The Pantomime Awards 2024. CityVenue TitleAberdeenArts CentreRapunzelAberdeenHer Majesty'sSleeping BeautyAldershotPrinces HallAladdinAylesburyWatersideSnow...

Edward Gordon Craig Lecture 2023: Designing Pantomime

A panel of prominent pantomime designers reflect on their own contemporary practice and discuss the future of pantomime design. This year’s Society for Theatre Research and Royal Central School of Speech and Drama Edward Gordon Craig Lecture is held in collaboration...

The Pantomime Awards 2023 nominees are announced

The UK Pantomime Association has announced the nominations for The Pantomime Awards 2023 in association with Butlin’s, ahead of the awards ceremony at the Trafalgar Theatre, in London’s West End, on Tuesday 11April 2023 at 7pm, hosted by Christopher Biggins.

Aladdin Statement 19.12.22

The UK Pantomime Association and Panto Day are champions of pantomime and take seriously the need for innovation and progression in the sector, including the appropriate casting of performers from the global majority, and removal of racist stereotypes which have...

In Conversation with Nigel Ellacott at the Richmond Theatre

Following the evening performance of Goldilocks and the Three Bears at Richmond Theatre on Tuesday 6 December, Nigel Ellacott (Dame Betty Barnum) will be in conversation with Simon Sladen, Chair of the UK Pantomime Association and Senior Curator of Theatre and...

Could you be a judge for the 2022/23 Pantomime Season?

During November, December and January each year, our judges seek to visit over 200 professional pantomimes – looking for nominations for the UK Pantomime Awards. We are currently recruiting new judges to join our experienced team, who will cover the length...